Terengganu To Host World Gamelan Festival

February 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

museum The Terengganu government will host the World Gamelan Festival at Terengganu Museum here in July, State Secretary Datuk Mazlan Ngah said.

Other than gamelan groups from Malaysia, the festival from July 23-26 will also feature groups from Indonesia, Japan and Europe.

Mazlan who is also chairman of Terengganu Museum said the gamelan festival would give people the opportunity to learn more about the traditional music.

gamelanTerengganu had lined-up ten activities for 2010 in an effort to attract some 200,000 visitors to the museum this year.

They include a painting contest, ‘batu bersurat’ seminar, keris market, motoring exhibition, traditional games contest, oil lamp contest, dangerous wildlife exhibition and the World Gamelan Festival.

Mazlan said the H1N1 virus and cholera outbreak had restricted visitors to Terengganu Museum to only 155,000 last year.

About 11,000 people visited Terengganu Museum during the three day break for the Chinese New Year.

Three more museums namely the Hulu Terengganu Museum, Kemaman Museum and Besut Museum will be opened this year.

Source: Bernama

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